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Advancing the New Premium with MediaTek’s Helio A Series

Advancing the New Premium with MediaTek’s Helio A Series

The new MediaTek Helio A Series – led by the Helio A22 – marks the latest step in MediaTek’s commitment to powering more innovative and capable smartphones to meet the demands of the growing mid-tier market. “A” stands for Advanced, and this chipset family empowers device makers to bring together high performance, incredible camera features and great power efficiency all at an exceptionally affordable price.

MediaTek Helio A22 pairs four ARM Cortex-A53’s operating up to a super-fast 2.0GHz with an IMG PowerVR GE-class GPU. The IMG GE8320 GPU offers a choice between either high-speed LPDDR4x memory or cost-efficient LPDDR3, offering a tradeoff between power and power efficiency.

The SoC is powered by MediaTek’s CorePilot technology, improving every experience from simple browsing through social media to intense mobile gaming by intelligently optimizing power for each task while extending the battery life.

Built using the latest 12nm FinFET production process, the SoC is the first 12nm chip to support Android P (Go Edition). Helio A series pushes the bar with a single chipset: A22.

AI enhancements

Today’s leading smartphones are powered by AI – and A22 delivers AI features at a price point that appeals to the mass mid-market.  Helio A22 is built with leading frameworks in mind, like Google Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI), allowing developers the freedom to build AI applications. Through MediaTek’s NeuroPilot software development kit (SDK), developers will also be able to bring their code closer-to-metal for increased performance and power-efficiency.

Most importantly, lightweight edge AI capabilities also include popular features like FaceID (Face Unlock), Smart Photo Album and single or dual-camera Bokeh effects for photography, bringing the latest hardware to light.

Advanced camera capabilities

Users expect to be able to take sharp, vibrant photos, no matter where they go and Helio A22 was designed to exceed expectations. Its larger than life 13+8 megapixels dual-camera system with twin ISP captures professional-grade photos with Depth of Field (Bokeh) effects.

Along with a single camera operating mode of up to 21 megapixels, the SoC has incredible low-light performance, multi-frame noise reduction and clear-image zoom technology.

If all that’s not enough, A22 brings consumers improved de-mosaicing, noise reduction and 3A features for crisp, clear photos.

 Dual SIM support

Helio A22 integrates an innovative RF design for BT/Wi-Fi co-existence with Cat-7 (DL) 4G LTE performance for fast connectivity. All this is paired with dual-4G SIM with VoLTE and ViLTE and MediaTek’s TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology that uses advanced antenna combination to provide optimal signal quality at lowest power use.

GNSS location enhancements (GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo) enable 57 percent faster Hot TTFF, a 10 percent improvement in accuracy and up to 24 percent lower power operation compared to previous generation chipsets.

Smart Home connectivity

Smart Home, smartphone. Designed to work with the latest Smart Home devices, Bluetooth 5 on A22 offers up to 2X speeds and 4X range and 8X broadcast capacity over previous generation Bluetooth devices.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, now 802.11ac, coexist to provide up to 5X Wi-Fi throughput boost over the previous generation. With these combined, A22 brings improved online gaming, multimedia and communications experiences for users.

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